Wat een geluk

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Netherlands "Wat een geluk"
Eurovision Song Contest 1960 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar
As Rudi Carrell
Language Dutch
Composer(s) Dick Schallies
Lyricist(s) Willy van Hemert
Conductor Dolf van der Linden
Finals performance
Final result 12th
Final points 2
Appearance chronology
◄ "Een beetje" (1959)   
"Wat een dag" (1961) ►

"Wat een geluk" (What luck) was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960, performed in Dutch by Rudi Carrell. This was the first occasion on which the Dutch entry was performed by a male singer.

The song is in the chanson mode, popular in the early years of the Contest. Carrell tells his lover that he is exceptionally fortunate to be part of the world and to be in love with her. He explains that while his professions of love may be trite, they are nonetheless sincere.

The song was performed tenth on the night, following Switzerland's Anita Traversi with "Cielo e terra" and preceding Germany's Wyn Hoop with "Bonne nuit ma chérie". At the close of voting, it had received 2 points, placing 12th in a field of 13.

It was succeeded as Dutch representative at the 1961 Contest by Greetje Kauffeld with "Wat een dag".

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